cute accent #1: one word can drown the point
Wendy: “blah-blah, blah-di-blah-di-blah, now THAT’s AWESOME!”
Canadian: snigger, snigger snigger “have you ever heard a Bostonian say Awesome?” snigger
Wendy: “Um, no”
Canadian: “it’s good to hear someone who doesn’t sound like they come from Boston say Awesome, though I’ve completely missed what you thought was awesome, can you remind me?”
Call me paranoid, but I suspect many Americans are so busy silently sniggering over the way I’ve pronounced a word that they don’t actually hear what I’ve tried to say. This Canadian was exceptional both in laughing out loud and in admitting to missing my point. I like these kind of exceptions.